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2008-09-30 18:01:10

Sendai, Miyagi Pref., Sept. 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo Gas Co. and two other companies have applied to jointly buy the gas distribution service run by this northeastern Japan city. The team, which also includes Tohoku Electric Power Co. and Japan Petroleum Exploration Co. , was granted the right to negotiate with the Sendai municipal government because it was the sole applicant. The move comes as the city is set to privatize its gas distribution service in 2010. The three firms will work...

2008-07-25 09:00:47

Text of report in English by Japan's largest news agency Kyodo Tokyo, July 25 Kyodo - The number of injured in the magnitude 6.8 earthquake that jolted northeastern Japan on Thursday had reached 200 in eight prefectures as of 5 p.m. Friday, while 89 buildings were damaged, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said. Of the 200 injured, 94 were from Aomori Prefecture, 83 from Iwate, 17 from Miyagi, two from Akita and one each from Hokkaido, Yamagata, Fukushima and Chiba prefectures,...

2006-01-06 03:30:00

TOKYO -- Japan was bracing for more snow on Friday after some of the heaviest snowfall on record that has left 53 people dead and paralyzed transport. Almost 13 ft of snow has piled up in the worst-hit areas of Niigata near the Japan Sea coast, though the snowiest season of the year is yet to come. Television pictures showed drifts burying the ground floors of houses and almost covering street lamps. A 93-year-old woman and her daughter were crushed to death in Ishikawa Prefecture, 186 miles...

2005-12-24 23:59:57

TOKYO (Reuters) - Heavy snowfall throughout Japan killed five people, disrupted holiday traffic and left thousands of residents without electricity. In the western prefecture of Fukui, where snow has piled up to more than 200 cm (78 inches) in some areas, a factory building collapsed, killing a 72-year-old man, police said. Those who died were mostly the elderly, including a 78-year-old man who fell from a ladder while trying to remove snow from the roof of his home in northern Akita...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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